Goat cheese
Cheese Guide

Goat Cheese – Everything You Need to Know

Few cheese styles evoke such strong reactions as goat cheese. Pungent, wild-smelling, and slightly chalky, goat cheeses push some consumers into fits of near ecstasy while inspiring others to keep their distance.   However you may feel about it, goat cheese is some of the world’s oldest and most versatile cheese. Below we’ve created a thorough guide

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Ricotta Cheese
Cheese Guide, Mastering Food

Ricotta Cheese – A Comprehensive Guide

You may have enjoyed the lightly sweet, cloud-like texture of ricotta cheese spread on toast, stuffed in pasta shells, or layered into a lasagna. Ricotta transitions easily from sweet to savory dishes. But what exactly is this sponge-like wonder, and what gives it that unique texture? Below we’ve outlined a comprehensive guide into the delicious

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Cheese Guide, Mastering Food

Cotija Cheese – Everything You Need to Know

If you are a fan of Mexican food, you have almost certainly used or eaten the “seasoning cheese” known as cotija. Although it rarely appears in Western dishes, this crumbly cheese has been adding the finishing touch to Mexican favorites for nearly 400 years!  Below we’ve outlined a comprehensive guide to everything cotija cheese. If you

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Cheese Guide

Feta Cheese – A Comprehensive Guide

Across the world, many cultures have independently developed a style of fresh table cheese. While you may be familiar with examples like sirene, quarg, or queso blanco, feta is the best-known worldwide. Since its invention in the 11th century, it has become nearly synonymous with Greek cuisine, and recently its popularity has expanded far beyond the

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Ingredient Substitutions

Soy Sauce Substitutes – Vegan, Nonvegan and Low Sodium

Soy sauce variations have been in production for around 3,000 years! Originating in China, this ingredient has a rich umami flavor that compliments meat, eggs, and vegetables quite fantastically. There are many reasons why you might be seeking a soy sauce substitute, from avoiding allergens (soy and wheat) or cutting back on salt.  Check out these

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Freezing Guide

How to Freeze Milk the Right Way

Unless you run a kindergarten or a daycare, you may find it challenging to use a gallon of milk before the expiration date. Despite its versatility in recipes from cookies to sauces, milk often ends up going down the drain before you can get your money’s worth from the whole container. However, there is a way

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Cheese Guide

Cheddar Cheese – Everything You Need to Know

In the village of Somerset, England, stands a 12th-century cathedral dedicated to Saint Andrew. Famous for its intricately carved West Front entrance and its (disputed) claim of housing the world’s oldest working clock, the Wells Cathedral is noteworthy for its role in one other piece of English heritage: Cheddar cheese. Though Cheddar is now produced across

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Mastering Food

Hard Salami – Everything You Need to Know

If you have ever enjoyed a charcuterie plate, you may have wondered about the exotic-looking bits of meat in front of you. The world of charcuterie falls into two main categories.  First, there are whole-muscle cuts, like capicola or prosciutto, which are generally dry-cured over months or sometimes even years. Secondly, you’ll find encased sausages, made from

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